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'People don't want to marry their daughters to boys in Western UP'
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'People don't want to marry their daughters to boys in Western...

Travelling on a UP government bus in western Uttar Pradesh, Rediff.com's Archana Masih gets a sense of the fault lines in this election's most volatile region -- that can make or break the future of political parties in UP. Make the time to read ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Why Uttarakhand's ex-faujis may not vote BJP

As Uttarakhand -- where faujis number nearly 40% of the state's population -- prepares to vote, Rediff.com's Archana Masih finds that what upsets retired soldiers in Uttarakhand the most is a forgotten protest in the heart of Delhi.
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Spotted: Uttarakhand's Independents and their symbols

From the torch, to the gas cylinder, to the sewing machine, to a whistle, to a camera... Uttarakhand's Independent candidates are in the fray with some interesting election symbols. With polling day on Wednesday, February 15, campaigning came to an end for the hill state's 69 seats on Monday. On the road, Rediff.com's Archana Masih encountered some interesting election symbols. A tempo stops at a check-post. Independent candidate Prakash Joshi's poll symbol is the cup and plate. When the ...
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'This is a battle of good vs evil, not Hindu vs Muslim'

"There has never been a problem between Hindu and Muslims in Kairana. We are a people that smoke from the same hookah," Kariana's people tell Rediff.com's Archana Masih. Once the seat of an influential tradition of Indian classical music, Kairana has become a metaphor for the exodus of Hindus. Listen in. ...
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'Bas Modi hi hai BJP mein, aur kuch nahi hai'

In the dangal of UP politics, much as Muzaffarnagar wants to leave its past behind, the shadows are never far away. Rediff.com's Archana Masih visits a town that has become synonymous with riots and listens in to what its people say. Do ...
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'Meri toh Mayawati hai, kasam se'

In an all Dalit village in Muzzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, three girls who do mazdoori after finishing the day's chores, will vote for the first time.Opening their home and heart to Rediff.com's Archana Masih they say all they want is a high school, a vehicle to take them to the main road and a sewing machine.Photographs: Seema Pant IMAGE: Nisha Rani outside her kitchen. A first time voter, her vote is for Mayawati Behenji.   Shahid Kapur shares space with Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and Sant Ravi ...
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'Modiji ne trend badla hai'

'Unki planning dekh kar unki side hua hoon.''Aur jab bhi koi gandi naali saaf karega toh badbu toh ek baar uthegi hee.''Priyanka nahi aayegi toh Congress ki lutiya doob jayegi.' The best analysis of politics does not come out of air conditioned newsrooms, but from the voices on India's streets. Rakesh Kumar Singhal -- once an army jawan, then an ONGC employee -- came out of retirement to rent a tea shop opposite a forest on the outskirts of Dehradun. With his sons well settled and wife working ...
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The hero who prevented the Chinese from invading Assam

Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, 21, received the Mahavir Chakra in the 1962 War with China.Such was his valour that a temple and museum stands on the land he died defending in the icy valley of Arunachal Pradesh.Rediff.com's Archana Masih meets his family in Dehradun and discovers that in the home that he left 54 years ago his place is higher than the gods.   IMAGE: Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat's statue at the Jaswantgarh memorial in Arunachal Pradesh. He was awarded the Mahavir Chakra.
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Anita Dongre: The designer who broke the Internet

From starting with two sewing machines in her bedroom, Anita Dongre is all set to launch two stores in America.Rediff.com's Archana Masih meets the designer for the working woman and the bride. GLOBAL DESI: Inside the House of Anita Dongre with the acclaimed designer.The fashion house has four brands -- AND, Global Desi, Anita Dongre (Bridal) including PinkCity jadau jewellery, and Grassroot.The design house has 700 points of sale with more than 185 exclusive brand stores.Photograph: Rajesh ...
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Why Gandhi can never be erased from history

As India sprints towards its 68th Republic Day tomorrow, here's looking at the man who made the long walk to freedom possible -- the Mahatma. It all started from a remote corner at the edge of this vast country, 100 years ago in Bhitiharwa in Champaran, Bihar. Rediff.com's Archana Masih revisits history. Do ...
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